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Levitan and Gallo make use of their considerable experience and prior research to provide a critical assessment of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). The authors evaluate state governments' role in guiding and monitoring the program, and suggest that the success rates are actually lower than the reported official figures. Anyone interested in the JTPA or other job training program will benefit from the assessments provided by the authors in this book.


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  1. A Continued Federal Commitment
  2. The Reluctant Partners: Program Management
  3. Training Adults and Youth
  4. Performance Standards and Results
  5. Aiding Dislocated Workers
  6. The Job Corps: Investing Pays Off
  7. Farmworker and Indian Programs
  8. Taking Stock


Prepared under an ongoing grant from the Ford Foundation to the George Washington University's Center for Social Policy Studies


9780880990561 (pbk.) ; 9780880995955 (ebook)

Subject Areas

LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Job security and unemployment dynamics; Dislocated workers; WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT; Public training programs; WIA, JTPA, and CETA

A Second Chance: Training for Jobs




Levitan, Sar A. and Frank Gallo. 1988. A Second Chance: Training for Jobs. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

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